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December 19, 2023

Introducing biometric authentication with PrivX Authorizer

Biometric authentication is becoming more and more popular in today’s digitalized world, revolutionizing the way we secure our digital identities due to its efficiency, accuracy, and enhanced security features.

Combine this with user-friendliness and accessibility, and you’ll receive an optimal mobile app experience. As a result, our new PrivX Authorizer mobile app is designed to strengthen security protocols and simplify access management within PrivX using the same method.


Multi-factor authentication: A key feature
How does it work?
Strengthening identity verification with biometric authentication


Multi-factor authentication: A key feature

At the heart of this mobile app lies multi-factor authentication (MFA) which serves as an additional strong layer of security, ensuring that users who are logging into PrivX securely verify their identity.


How does it work?

PrivX offers two options for multi-factor authentication, allowing the PrivX admin to select their preferred method:

  • TOTP (time-based one-time password) where users can verify their identity using suitable applications (i.e. Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator).
  • Additionally, PrivX introduces a new MFA alternative using the PrivX Authorizer mobile app. Unlike the traditional six-digit code input, our app optimizes this process by offering biometric authentication through fingerprint or Face ID. 


Find out how you can use PrivX Authorizer in our short demo video:




Strengthening identity verification with biometric authentication

The app's MFA serves as a vital checkpoint to ensure the user's authenticity. Even when passkeys are in use, which functions as an alternative to passwords, second-factor authentication reinforces identity verification.

Understanding the nuances of identity management systems is crucial. Currently, the PrivX mobile app functions seamlessly within specific directories, such as the Active Directory and PrivX Local user directory. However, it's important to note that the app can be extended to cover functionalities beyond the MFA. 

“While MFA is our current focus, we're already charting the app's future trajectory. Our roadmap includes expanding functionalities beyond MFA to encompass the approval process - approving role requests directly from the mobile app, simplifying and expediting access approvals,” says Esa Tornikoski, PrivX Product Manager at SSH.

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PrivX is a user-friendly, multi-cloud-proof, and easy-to-deploy PAM solution. Experience PrivX by trying it for free, joining a guided tour with a browser-based test drive, or by requesting a demo.


We've recently partnered with EU collaborators to enhance the development of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in the industrial sector. This collaboration was made possible through our significant involvement in the CHARM ECSEL JU project, sponsored by the European Union. Learn more about the CHARM project here >>>


NOTE: The CHARM project has received funding from the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 876362. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and Finland, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.


Ilpo Ruohonen

VP, Technical Product Management and R&D

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